Category Archives: Progressive Sermons

Lectionary Sermon for 20 October 2019 on Luke 18:1-8 (Proper 24C / Ordinary 29C / Pentecost +22)

REFLECTIONS ON ANNIVERSARY THINKING Although much of our Church calendar and much of our local planning is based on a whole variety of anniversaries – whether they be anniversaries of Bible events or even individual anniversaries of past milestones specific … Continue reading

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Lectionary Sermon for 13 October 2019 on Luke 17:11-19

WHAT MADE THE TENTH LEPER UNIQUE? I am guessing that any unexpected healing, particularly faith healing, would attract attention for the “wow” effect, yet there is something a little more unexpected in today’s gospel. Martin Luther for one, saw past … Continue reading

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Lectionary sermon for 6 October 2019 on Luke 17: 5-10

A Big Enough Mustard Seed? One comparatively new phenomenon is that with the assistance of modern travel we live in an age where new religions jostle for our attention, yet there is little evidence that many of our cities or … Continue reading

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Lectionary Sermon for 29 September 2019 on Luke 16: 19 – 31

The Eye roll for the Collective Blind Spot The literal meaning of the word blind spot is that each eye needs a spot in the light detecting part of the eye, the retina, where the optic nerve leaves the eye. … Continue reading

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Lectionary sermon 22 September 2019 on Luke 16:1-13 (Year C)

FORGIVE US OUR TRESSPASSES This week I was sent an Email on behalf of my four year old granddaughter. She had asked for my opinion on whether or not God had teeth! Caught off guard, the best I could think … Continue reading

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LECTIONARY SERMON 15 September 2019 on Luke 15:1-10

CAN WE FIND VALUE IN THE LOST? If I asked you what is the best way to respond to Jesus and his story of the missing sheep, how would you reply.  To start us thinking, let me tell you another … Continue reading

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Lectionary Sermon 8 September 2019 (Year C) Luke 14:25-33

The Embarrassing Side of the Ledger When Karen Armstrong, one of the most respected modern theologians and specialists in comparative religion, was speaking about her latest book “ The Lost Art of Scripture” she said “there’s a lot of bad … Continue reading

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